Book I in the Dark Seasons Series
Annabelle Granger has always made good decisions. That’s why following a violent death at her son's school, the Grangers uproot for Box Elder, New Mexico, a rural Hispanic farming valley, seeking the simple life. Type-A Annabelle strives to find contentment as a stay-at-home mom. She builds an Instagram brand, remaking herself as a bellwether warning of the ills of suburbia and touting the joys of homesteading.
But her Instagram image disguises a much darker reality. Life amongst the underserved families in valley challenges Annabelle’s worldview and has set her decision-making compass spinning. Are the neighborhood children independent or neglected? Are they helping Heath recover from the terrible incident at his old school or encouraging his morbid fascination with death? Is this wholesome country life or something much more sinister?
Annabelle has always made good decisions, but moving to Box Elder will not be one of them.
SO PIPE THE YOUNG is accessible literary fiction with a dash of domestic suspense.
Jen lives on a gentleman’s farm in Santa Fe, NM among a plethora of backyard fowl and beasts. Tired of the nine-to-five hustle, she left on an adventure spent learning to sail on the S/V Red Herring. She traveled over 5,000 nautical miles up into the wilds of British Columbia and through Pacific Mexico. Her writing career began while living aboard. Learn more at www.jenwatkins.com.
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